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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 10, 2011 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

I'm going to take a flyer here and suggest that it's photographer Rosie McGee who was one of the Dead inner circle at the time. This is her in 1969:

FLN.Toyon.69.jpg

http://www.rosiemcgee.com/index.html


What do you think?

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 10, 2011 7:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

Excellent. For the record, I wrote my post in the other thread before seeing this. (Pats self on back.)

Btw "before world travels" wouldn't include Europe; I think she grew up in France and was the French speaker for the E72 trip. I think that's in McNally's book.

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Poster: therealrosiemcgee Date: Jan 7, 2012 7:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

Hi folks. I was cruising the Web this early morning, looking for photos for my memoir, and came across this thread. Good detective work indeed. I don't know what "Monte's OMSN dancing girl" refers to - I assume a video that was posted somewhere - but yes, I was the girl who danced onstage with the Dead in the early days. RE: the "foreign travels" thing - I meant the band's foreign travels, not mine. Yep, born in France, immigrated as a child, spoke French at home. Anyway, wanted to weigh in and say hello.
Rosie McGee

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 7, 2012 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

Hey Rosie,

That was me that posted a video of you. I was dosed and having flashbacks of Donna singing and dancing with the band. Would you interview with us sometime, for The Archive, and we'll get you into our new Taper's Compendium we're trying to create.

Here's the discussion about you - from Dec 10, 2011

GD dancer • European Tour 1972 • Tivolis Koncertsal • Copenhagen, Denmark • April 17, 1972
• produced and engineered by a Copenhagen TV station
• videotaped on two-inch quad reels

Who is this GD-dancer girl dancing on stage on April 17, 1972?
gd-dancer-girl.jpg

How come no one ever mentions Donna dancing on stage? Her presence was beautiful when she danced on stage. The band enjoyed it. The crowd enjoyed it. I'm talking about 1972 and 1973.

I agree with the comments below. I was wrong, and I've edited this post. She's not Donna - and she doesn't look like Mountain Girl.

Using Real Player, I extracted a one-minute video clip of a GD dancer - similar to Donna - dancing during One More Saturday Night. This is from the video avi file fireeagle shared with us. Real Player freeware's built-in file trimmer kludges the video at the in-point. Then it corrupts its own file when it creates and saves it. As a result, Media Player and Real Player both crash when I tried to play the extracted avi file of Donna dancing. But, I was able to upload it, use The Archive's file deriver, and weasel this MP4 file derivative from the corrupted avi file. And it worked! The newly-created MP 4 file is clean. Now this video plays fine in QuickTime or Real Player. The first few seconds of video are hosed until the the camera switches, but who cares?
The file size is 5.7 MB, and the track is 58 seconds long.

GD dancer • Tivolis Koncertsal • Copenhagen, Denmark • April 17, 1972

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Poster: therealrosiemcgee Date: Jan 7, 2012 7:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

Thanks for the reply, Monte. Wow - I read the parent thread and had no idea this topic (who's the dancing girl?) could generate such discussion! I did see the video elsewhere a few months ago, followed by comments like, "Why didn't any of the hot chicks ever dance onstage with the Dead? She makes Amish women look attractive!" LOL. I think I'll pass on the interview thing, as I don't feel I could contribute anything re:tapers and recording. But thanks. Rosie

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 7, 2012 8:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

Rosie, I'm very sorry about those comments. I probably should have seen them coming, and I wasn't very considerate of you at the time. I apologize for everything. I'm the person that created this hassle. I'm very sorry about that. It's MY BAD all the way.

Would you like me to remove the video clip of you dancing, including the photo of you, above? I can do that immediately - if you wished.

Obviously, I was mistaken. I saw you as a lovely, gorgeous, beautiful, dancing girl - one whom I would have given anything to have been with, along with the band and the crew. That's why I started taping them in 1973.

The people making those types of comments are called Internet Trolls. I've been attacked numerous times by them. It's purely a 21st century phenomenon. Like you, I'm 20th century all the way, and very proud of my values. Here's one of our old sayings that was passed down to us. This message is for Trolls: You make your own bed, and you lay in it.

Monte's Taper Handbook — ignore the Troll attacks
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Poster: therealrosiemcgee Date: Jan 7, 2012 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

Monte - no need for an apology and no need to delete anything. I actually think while the interest is certainly surprising, there's no harm done, even by the trolls. I'm old enough to have gotten over long ago, concerns about whether someone thought I was beautiful or ugly 40 years ago. No worries.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 7, 2012 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

You were and are beautiful! i bet you have a lot of cool stories from those days on stage.

btw monte, I read this whole thread, no trolls that I could see...just sayin

This post was modified by rastamon on 2012-01-07 17:22:22

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 7, 2012 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

Rasta, I was confused similarly. Rosie implies that our initial discussion (from Dec 10, 2011) was mirrored (or linked to) somewhere else, at another site(s). The Trolls nailed her there, is what she's implying.

Biology of Trolls
http://www.archive.org/details/PetSerranoOrangeCatBluesBiololgyofInternetTrolls

Hey Rosie, I've linked to this discussion with you, and I placed it into my revised taper's handbook. There's plenty of other ways you could create your some of your memoirs and archive them here on The Archive. Look at these examples:

I put Bear's interview with David Gans on The Archive:
http://www.archive.org/details/bear-gans1991-01-13

I dehissed and pitch-corrected Phil's 1959 jazz tapes
to celebrate Phil's 70th birthday - Phil playing trumpet
http://www.archive.org/details/phil1959-04-05.pitch.dehiss.upgrade.flac

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Poster: therealrosiemcgee Date: Aug 2, 2012 6:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

Here I am again, months later, to close the loop on this thread. My memoir (with photos) is now out as an e-book. There are 10 years of stories 1964-1974 and 200 photos, including the cover image of me dancing onstage with Jerry also in the photo.

Note, you don't need an e-reader to read my book - details on where to purchase and technical stuff on www.rosiemcgee.com.

Thank you all, and I hope you enjoy the stories! Rosie McGee

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 7, 2012 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

Hi Rosie. That is a little scary the amount of information from one picture. Wow! Of course, Althea Rose is one of our crack researchers. Good luck with your memoir.

Do you remember the date and song when you danced onstage?

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Poster: therealrosiemcgee Date: Jan 7, 2012 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

The information re: the video clip is with the image above, and the song was "One More Saturday Night" - as for when I danced onstage, it was intermittently from late 1966 until (obviously) Europe '72, but mostly '66-'69. Thanks for the wishes on my photo memoir. I hope to publish as an ebook in the spring.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 7, 2012 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

I'm green with envy. Those are among my favorite years, and I am far from alone in that sentiment here. I would love to ask you some questions, but I will retrain myself.

Please consider posting here if interested, or let us know when your ebook comes out. G'luck!

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Poster: therealrosiemcgee Date: Jan 7, 2012 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

Thanks. Hoping it's not inappropriate to post here, but I have a public facebook page I created to keep people apprised of my photo and writing activities. If you go there and "like" it, you'll know what I'm up to. It's http://www.facebool.com/rosiemcgeephotographer. As I said, if not appropriate to post this here, then someone go ahead and delete or if I need to be the one, let me know.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 7, 2012 1:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

Rosie, I'm doing some of what you're doing, but I'm doing it here. Others should consider opening up, and doing some more of the same, regardless of which site they choose. I fixed the typo for your Facebook link. http://www.facebook.com/rosiemcgeephotographer.

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I don't really use Facebook or hang out there. I joined there several years ago in order to PM an old friend regarding an urgent matter. But I "liked" your FB site just now. I rebelled when I joined there. Mark Zuckerberg thinks my name is Monte The-Taper.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 7, 2012 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

There is a strong individualistic streak here (I know shocking) so you can write on anything you please. I do. Lots of folks do. I wouldn't delete a thing. Creative pursuits get lots of love.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Dec 10, 2011 4:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

Nice detective work Rob. Here's a good hint as well.

Rosie wrote this on her website:

"Many years ago, in the easy, earliest years of the Dead, I was the girl who danced on the stage - before the need for stringent backstage security, before record contracts, world travels and a general nervousness about the motives of nearby people. I had no motive then except that I wanted more than anything to step inside that magic circle of music and dance with it from that central place. I knew this time of privilege wouldn't last long, so I wasn't surprised when it ended. But for some of the most unspeakably happy and truly liberated times I ever had in my life, I've always wanted to thank you guys."

Reference:
http://www.rosiemcgee.com/writings/PassThoughtsGD/index.html

However, she does say, "before world travels," so who knows?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 12, 2011 6:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

"What do you think?"

Thoughts.

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Poster: vapors Date: Dec 10, 2011 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monte's OMSN dancing girl

My curiosity led me to the same conclusion...